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FAQ About Paying Entry Fees Up Front

Question: I love that we are asking owners to pay up front. Doing it the last few seasons got rid of the half-assers and left the league to folks who really want to play. Question, though: You say the entry fee covers the ownership fee and up to eight trades. If I don't use all eight trades, can I expect a refund at the end of the season?
Nope. We encourage an active ownership group that's vying to win, not half-assers who sit around waiting for refunds because they forgot to use their trades. Use 'em or lose 'em, baby. Use 'em or lose 'em.

Question: I was browsing the site. Remind me again what happened to the Power-Hitting Pitchers division?
It's gone. Besides being a real beta to manually track home runs hit by pitchers, it just didn't ganger the type of owner excitement to justify having its own payout. With one fewer payout, we will have more monies to spread to the other champs.

Question: What are the downsides to asking owners to pay $100 up front?
Fewer teams. Though, it should be noted that we ended up with only four fewer teams last season than previous seasons, and our Pot last was actually quite a bit higher at the end of the season. In 2014, with 40 teams, our Pot was $2,300. In 2016, with 36 teams, the Pot was $3,650.

Question: Upsides?
In addition to the fact that Commissioner Rube Furrow won't need to pull monies out of his own pockets each year to pay the winners, the league ended up with a higher proportion of owners who are real players and a lower proportion of apathetic owners (who always seem to be the ones who skip out on paying what they owe, anyway). Oh, and did we mention that our Pot last year got up to $3,650? Yeah, our owners got paid all that … and faster than previous seasons because we already had all the money to distribute.

Question: You mean payouts to champs didn't go down?
In fact, as mentioned above, payouts went up. A bunch. The minimum payout in 2016 was $175, which doubled the minimum payout from the 2014 season.

Question: How do I submit a team and pay my entry fee?
That's the spirit! Submit a roster here. Pay your entry fee here.
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